HHE Report, No. HETA-82-337-1163, National Park Service, Patchogue, New York.
NIOSH 1982 Aug:8 pages
Formaldehyde (50000) concentrations were reevaluated within two houses used by the National Park Service (SIC-9512) on Fire Island, New York. The Regional Safety Manager of the United States Park Service requested the study, which was performed on July 8, 1982. The two houses were used to house park rangers. Infant children of the rangers occupying the two houses had symptoms of eye and respiratory tract irritation, and frequent and prolonged colds. Formaldehyde concentrations were 0.06 to 0.12 parts per million (ppm) in one house and 0.09 to 0.15ppm in the other house. These concentrations were similar to values found in previous surveys. NIOSH recommends that formaldehyde be considered a potential occupational carcinogen and that exposures to formaldehyde be kept to a minimum. The authors conclude that occupancy of the two houses continue to be restricted to adults only for summer use, when increased natural ventilation and outdoor activities tend to reduce exposures.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Forestry-workers; Insulation-materials; Ventilation; Respiratory-irritants; Region-2; Air-quality-measurement; HETA-82-337-1163; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
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Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 pages, 8 references